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Indian hockey’s worst performance ever: Olympic gold medallists


August 10th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) "The worst ever performance" is how former Olympic gold medallists described the Indian hockey team's disastrous campaign at the London Games."This is surely the worst ever ... Read more...

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Tradition meets pomp as Pranab sworn in president (Second Lead)


July 25th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India Wednesday got its 13th president in seasoned politician Pranab Mukherjee in a function replete with traditional grandeur and ceremony. The country's first citizen ... Read more...

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Play Indian-style attacking hockey: Vasudevan Baskaran (Interview)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Vasudevan Baskaran, who led India to its last Olympic hockey gold 32 years ago, feels the team needs to adopt the aggressive "Indian style of play" ... Read more...

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India lose to Spain in second hockey Test


July 8th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Santander (Spain), July 8 (IANS) India went down fighting 1-2 to hosts Spain in the second hockey Test at La Albericia here late Saturday.Sandeep Singh (penalty corner 28th minute) scored ... Read more...

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I have a plan to hoodwink the Europeans: Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh (Interview)


June 30th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) India's specialist drag-flicker Sandeep Singh says he has worked out a plan to hoodwink the European chargers rushing out to foil him from taking perfect ... Read more...

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First target to make Olympic semis: Hockey captain Chettri


June 19th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Asserting that India were now one of the fittest teams, hockey team skipper Bharat Chettri Tuesday said making the semifinals would be the first target at ... Read more...

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Azlan Shah Cup: India stun Britain to clinch bronze


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Ipoh (Malaysia), June 3 (IANS) Five-time champions India bounced back from a goal down to beat tournament favourites Great Britain 3-1 and clinch the bronze medal in the Sultan Azlan ... Read more...

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Corinthians secure Copa Libertadores knockout-stage berth


April 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 12 (IANS) Corinthians secured their passage to the next phase of the Copa Libertadores with a 3-1 away victory over Paraguay's Nacional.Jorge Henrique returned from injury ... Read more...

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Every sport needs an icon: Suniel Shetty


March 26th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Citing the phenomenal popularity of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, actor Suniel Shetty, who will host the wrestling show "EPW-Saviours", says it is important to create an ... Read more...

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India going through rebuilding phase, says Sandeep Singh


March 16th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) India's ace drag flicker Sandeep Singh Friday said the eight-time Olympic champions are going through a rebuilding phase and it would be unfair to expect ... Read more...

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Top players likely to give WSH a miss


February 28th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Top Indian players are likely to give the World Series Hockey (WSH), which begins here Wednesday, a miss, officials of participating teams said Tuesday.The stand-off between ... Read more...

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Haryana pours cash on hockey hero Sandeep Singh


February 27th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) The Haryana state government Monday showered cash awards on India's ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh for his stunning performance in helping the national hockey team to qualify ... Read more...

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We need to start our Olympic preparation now: Nobbs


February 27th, 2012 - 1:22 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) India hockey coach Michael Nobbs said the team's preparation for the 2012 London Olympics started Sunday with a 8-1 in over France in the final ... Read more...

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This is absolutely thrilling: Hockey legend Claudius


February 27th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Hockey legend Leslie Claudius Sunday congratulated the Indian team for making the cut for the London Olympics and hoped that the players would be able to ... Read more...

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Indian hockey team benefits from video referrals


February 27th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) While the Indian cricket team continues with its anti-referral stance the men's hockey team benefited from video reviewing in the 2012 London Olympic Qualifiers winning ... Read more...

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India ride on Sandeep’s brilliance to book London berth


February 26th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Eight-time champions India are back in the Games with a 8-1 drubbing of France in the final of the 2012 London Olympic men's hockey qualifiers ... Read more...

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Indian women hockey team’s Olympic dreams shattered (Lead)


February 26th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The Olympic dreams of the Indian women's hockey team came crashing Saturday as they lost 1-3 to tournament favourites South Africa in the final of ... Read more...

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Girls crumbled under pressure against South Africa: Coach


February 26th, 2012 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian women's hockey coach C.R. Kumar admitted that conceding an early goal as early as in the fifth minute put the team under pressure against ... Read more...

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Olympic hockey qualifiers: Indian men, women in finals (Roundup)


February 25th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian men's and women's teams Friday night made it to the finals of the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers, the former with a come-from-behind 4-2 ... Read more...

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India thrash Poland 4-2, face France in final (Lead)


February 24th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team set up a final clash with France after a come-from-behind 4-2 win over Poland in their last pool match of ... Read more...

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Hockey Olympic qualifier: Indian men close to reaching final; women in tight spot (Roundup)


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team brightened their chances of a place in the final of the 2012 London Olympic Qualifiers with a hard fought 3-2 ... Read more...

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Women’s hockey Olympic qualifier: Canada overcome resolute Poland


February 22nd, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Canada recorded their first victory in the women's hockey Olympic qualifier beating Poland 1-0 at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here Wednesday.Canada started brightly and ... Read more...

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Olympic qualifiers: Indian men’s hockey team thrash France 6-2, women win 3-0 (Roundup)


February 21st, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team thrashed France 6-2 while the women got the better of Poland 3-0 in the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers at the ... Read more...

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Have to peak at the right time: Nobbs (Lead)


February 20th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team Sunday registered its second big win in the 2012 London Olympic qualifiers here Sunday night but coach Michael Nobbs wants ... Read more...

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Olympic qualifiers: Indian men thrash Italy 8-1, women beat Canada 4-1 (Roundup)


February 19th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team thrashed Italy 8-1 while the women churned out a much improved performance to beat Canada 4-1 in their second match of ... Read more...

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I don’t have a fixed starting XI: Nobbs


February 16th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Chief coach Michael Nobbs Thursday said there is no fixed starting eleven in the Indian men's hockey team and all 18 players are good enough ... Read more...

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India’s dragflickers grateful to Jugraj for improving penalty corner conversion rate


February 12th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Drag-flicker Jugraj Singh, now 28, would have been at the peak of his international hockey career had it not been for a life-threatening accident that ... Read more...

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Dilip Tirkey’s presence at camp is a boon: Sandeep Singh


February 7th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India hockey players feel the presence of former captain Dilip Tirkey and goalkeeper A.B.Subbaiah as part of the back-up staff is helping them prepare better ... Read more...

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Six more Indian hockey players pull out of WSH


December 1st, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Six more Indian players pulled out of the World Series Hockey (WSH) Thursday citing national camp for the Olympic qualifier that would coincide with the ... Read more...

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Six top Indian hockey players pull out of WSH


November 30th, 2011 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The World Series Hockey (WSH) suffered a serious set-back Wednesday after six top Indian players pulled out of the league, citing national commitment.Goalkeepers Bharat Chettri, ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardar recalled in national team for Australia tour


September 29th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) A week after revoking the ban on ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and mid-fielder Sardar Singh, Hockey India (HI) recalled the duo in the 22-member ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardara’s ban revoked by Hockey India


September 21st, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Ace drag flicker Sandeep Singh and star mid-fielder Sardara Singh took a sigh of relief Wednesday after their two-year ban, for indiscipline, was revoked by ... Read more...

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Sandeep, Sardara appeal to Hockey India against ban


September 15th, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) India's drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and midfielder Sardara Singh Thursday appealed against the two-year ban slapped on them by Hockey India (HI) for indiscipline.HI secretary general ... Read more...

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Asian Champions Trophy: India to play attacking game against Pakistan


September 10th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ordos (China), Sep 10 (IANS) India will display aggressive hockey when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in the final of the first edition of the men's hockey Asian Champions Trophy here ... Read more...

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India trounce China 5-0 in Asian Champions hockey


September 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Ordos (China), Sep 3 (IANS) India recorded a convincing 5-0 victory against hosts China to begin their campaign in style in the men's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here Saturday. ... Read more...

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